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MILLERTON — Chasing down the bad guys and protecting the good guys just got a little easier for the Millerton Police Department, thanks to a newly-purchased police vehicle. According to Officer-in-Charge David Rudin, the SUV will help make the department’s job a little easier.

“It’s wonderful,” he said. “It’s got a lot of today’s technology in it.”

And it’s sleek, said Rudin, who added that he’d drive it as a personal car — no less as a police vehicle.

“It’s gorgeous,” said...

Millerton

Playground play time

In the latest “Sing, Play, Read” program, the NorthEast-Millerton Library invited local children to Eddie Collins Memorial Park for a field trip on Tuesday morning, Aug. 15. With cloudy skies overhead, a handful of children delighted in having the playground to themselves and came prepared for any rain showers ahead. Teddy Kneeland, 4, of Lakeville, Conn., attempted to climb back up the playground slide, much like his hero, Spider-Man, would do.

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How to age best in the Harlem Valley

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MILLERTON — Attendance may have been light at the Aging Successfully presentation on Thursday, Aug. 17, at the NorthEast-Millerton Library Annex, but that didn’t diminish the talk’s importance. 
Dutchess County Office for the Aging Outreach Coordinator Brian Jones spoke to the few audience members there about key strategies for growing old with grace and in good health. He told those there the talk was not just for seniors, but for their caretakers and “anyone who is aging” in Dutchess County — in other words, everyone.

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Power outage leaves 150 villagers in the dark

MILLERTON — An unexpected power outage caught close to 150 Central Hudson customers living in the village off guard last Wednesday morning, Aug. 9.
According to Central Hudson, an object came into contact with the power line, resulting in the loss of power. While a tree branch could have easily fallen onto the line, reported the utility, the exact cause had not been identified by press time.

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Terni’s celebrates 98 years

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MILLERTON — Standing proudly at 42 Main Street in Millerton, Terni’s, the village’s favorite gear shop, celebrated its 98th anniversary last month.
Following their immigration from Parma, Italy, Paul and Assunta Terni opened the store for business on July 19, 1919. Though the building was originally used as a saloon, it was purchased by the Ternis to serve as a general store.

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Rudd Pond weed situation and usability assessed by state officials

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NORTH EAST — In July, the town made important strides in its mission to revitalize Rudd Pond by inviting state Sen. Sue Serino (R-41) and Assembly member Didi Barrett (D-106) to evaluate the pond and its weed infestation.
According to town Supervisor George Kaye, the main goal focused on obtaining assistance from the state as well as funds to purchase a weed harvester. After meeting with both state representatives on separate occasions, Kaye said both expressed a great deal of interest in the project, resulting in the July meeting.

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Loving the library

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Millerton Fire Company celebrates 125 years

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MILLERTON — In celebration of 125 years of dedicated service, the Millerton Fire Company marked its anniversary last week with a carnival, fireworks display and parade.

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Comprehensive plan update for North East on the horizon

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NORTH EAST — Every town should have a comprehensive plan — something to help guide future growth and development and to help form a basis for zoning — which is highly encouraged but not required by the state of New York. The town of North East and the village of Millerton have such a plan, but it’s outdated. It was originally drafted in 1977, and then updated in the mid-90s. 

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Making Millerton more walkable

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MILLERTON — There was a steady flow of residents entering and exiting the NorthEast-Millerton Library Annex on Thursday, Aug. 3, there to learn about the Pedestrian Plan Project — a collaboration between the village and the county.
As explained by Dutchess County Department of Planning and Development Senior Planner Emily Dozier, the open house was meant to glean information from the very people who walk in the village of Millerton the most. 

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Electrical fire quickly extinguished

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MILLERTON— Before morning gave way into afternoon on Thursday, Aug. 3, the Scassos of 5808 Route 22 dealt with an unexpected electrical fire.
According to First Assistant Chief Jim Milton, the North East Fire Company immediately responded to the scene when the call came in at 11:46 a.m. However, firemen found the fire was under control, basically extinguished.
“By the time I got here, the homeowner had already gotten the fire out,” Milton said. “She got water on it instantly.”

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